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Aqueducts

Filippo Coarelli

in Rome and Environs

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780520079601
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935099 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520079601.003.0018
Aqueducts

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This chapter provides detailed information about the Roman aqueducts, ranging from the position and importance of the water sources to the course and volume of the aqueducts and the number and organization of the personnel employed in this critical branch of the Roman public administration. It presents the summary created by Frontinus about the history of how Rome's citizens obtained water during the centuries stretching from the city's foundation to the creation of the aqueducts.

Keywords: Roman aqueducts; water sources; courses of aqueducts; volume of aqueducts; workers; Roman public administration; Frontinus

Chapter.  2459 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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